Just ordered, website loads fast. Get in while you can before they're all gone.
No pickup is a bummer
I just got 10% off with a friends employee discount.. I'm not sure if that'll be allowed lol
Staff discount is unique to the employee.
It’s against the company’s T&C’s to share it beyond a friend/family member.
was a joke anyways
@Dowhatuwant: You're lucky you said that.
It's against the company's T&C's to share it.
@Makka: you just replied to someone who literally said that; assuming you are a manager or THAT employee :)
The 10% discount does not apply to gaming consoles for Big W (Woolworths Group) employees.
Don''t forget to use discounted wish cards for 5% off.
@S2: Because we must be relentless and unwavering in our pursuit of bargains.
Free delivery in Victoria due to lockdown
hmm this wasn't the case for the PS5. Maybe they will change it for the PS5 as well?
Annnddd its gone
Whattt. I was signed up for notifications and alerts. Got none. That sucks :(
You snooze you lose..
Indeed. Would of been nice if the alerts and notifications actually worked through.
Same. I signed up for their "pre pre order notification"
@Danstar: Yeah. Our fault for expecting more of big w's website :p
@Frayin: Yep, the series X page I was refreshing a lot today, and it didn't change at all, still is a landing page
Managed to pick it up for $636 with 10% off staff discount + 5% off wish gift card
I didn't think you could get staff discount on consoles? I purchased a nintendo switch a few months back and scanned my discount and got nothing off.
I got the 10% off too. Didn't work for PS5 though!
I wonder if the wish gift card would work to purchase the remaining amount off the PS5?
Sold out before I could even get my wallet… Oh, well.
Probably next to watch out for is Target or Amazon?
Lucky to have picked one up, was refreshing Big W every couple of seconds.
Great! Get off my computer to do some work and it's already gone!
Just got 1.. full price though
What are people looking to play on launch day?
Mortal Kombat 2
MS should have made Flight Simulator a launch game. It's selling really well on PC.
2k21 next gen
Pacman and Zelda
I'm really disappointed that there's no Halo. it's the one game that started me with Xbox and has been the driver for me to upgrade every generation since.
I am looking at what XSX games will be available on game pass at launch
lol, Microsoft must only have allocated like seventeen units for the whole of Australia
Sony and Nintendo do the same thing. It's a new thing to make your product look like it's in high demand ;)
Scarcity marketing. Create a herd mentality. No one is even worried about $750 being too much anymore.
But why would they do that if they're getting full RRP for it?
Increase demand therefore more sales.
I'm excited to see the new consoles coming out but I'm not sure I want to jump on the 1st gen models. The 'enhanced' versions of the games that can take advantage of the new hardware are largely not going to be available for some time anyway. I think I'll wait at least for gen 2 so they can iron out some of the kinks and maybe bring the price down a bit. At the very least, I'm expecting I'll be able to upgrade my One S to a One X reasonably cheap once the new consoles have been released, and Microsoft are guaranteeing they'll support the One for at least a couple of years yet.
Glad i'm not the only one
That’s said with every new release.
This is a 4th gen Xbox.
While that's true, what I'm referring to is the first iteration of the build. You'll often find them referred to as 'generations' as well. A prime example of what I'm referring to is the original build of the Xbox 360, which is usually called a 'Gen 1 360', and how they almost all universally suffered from red ring of death. I got a 360 at launch and ended up getting two replacements under warranty. While I appreciated Microsoft replacing them (the second was actually under the extended warranty program they started, even when they didn't have to) it was something I'd prefer to avoid. Hence, this time around I'm unsure whether I want to jump onboard at release, or wait until they fine-tune the design, fix the bugs, and drop the price for the second build in a year or so.
Last gen was the exact opposite, The PS4 turned into a vacuum cleaner very quickly
I think they mean like an 'S' version like Xbox One vs Xbox One S (later is so much more well built and optimised; and it does matter, trust).
Could have got one but didn't, are these an easy profit for scalpers like the ps5's are?
Yeah they will be unfortunately
Asking for a friend? ;)
yeah my wallet
I got one, THANK YOU!
Snagged one. Thanks OP :)
So you got one, but you don't want others to have one.
Thanks OP got one! Not sure how people had time to grab discount cards etc. I just panicked and paid full whack on debit card with how rare these things seem to be.
Rather pay $749 than $1200 to a scalper.
fk the scalpers! take that!
Yeah exactly can’t hesitate and be too ‘OzBargain-ish’ about it when they are selling out in freaking minutes because of scalpers.
i took the extra seconds to pay with afterpay haha… at least their website handled the traffic
I wouldn't be so impressed at buying at RRP lol stop drinking the koolaide/hype. Bring on the 20% sales/bundles early next year when there is actually some decent games
I'd personally rather have the console 2 or 3 months earlier than get a free game with it. Plus with this limited stock I doubt we'll be seeing 20% off for quite some time
20% Sale… early next year?! You're dreaming mate.
It'll come. An eBay sale or a great bundle. If you don't need it this year - I wouldn't be buying at RRP.
I'm a huge fan of Xbox… got several consoles in the house, two Scorpios included… and I'll be waiting for the price drop too :)
Don't be so sure there WON'T be any sales. You know what it's like with Covid and Christmas sales coming up.
lol there won't even be any stock for them to discount…
ps5 early 2021 stocks are gone already and I'm sure xbox will be too
the market won't be saturated with stock till at least mid 2021
Exactly. Nintendo is still having trouble with meeting demand more than 3 years after launch.
For me, this is something to make the end of 2020 awesome even if we’re in a 3rd ruddy wave or whatever in Melbourne
Missed out by minutes
Missed out on eb games pre order due to bad servers
Hopefully they add more big w stock as I would have got staff discount too 😭 rip
EB will have another pre order at 12pm
I was waiting for that, they have now moved it to 3pm
Hopefully I get one then, I'll try get a staff discounted one if I can
It's for post launch. Only expected as well, not even a date.
@Frayin: No date yet but confirmed to be 2020 :)
@BShandy23: That's a very good point. Looks like i might be back on the refresh wagon lol.
Is it better than ps5?